Cathy Clinton - Head of Curriculum
I am a fully qualified teacher and have taught for more than 30 years
in primary schools both in the state and independent sector. I have had
many years' experience tutoring 1:1 and in small groups.
For 16 years I was responsible for the year 5 class in a local private
school. As well as general class teaching, I was also a member of the
Senior Management Team, overseeing the curriculum, assessment and
reporting along with my colleague, Mrs Smedley - and preparing the
children for their 11+ entrance exams.
At this school, I was also responsible for both the organisation and
the delivery of 11+ Saturday classes and Study Weeks. These classes were
very popular and successful, attracting children from other local private
and state schools. Having founded, CS Tuition with my colleague Carol
Smedley, I am delighted to have the freedom to be responsible for the
curriculum. Whether I can supplement the teaching in schools, or prepare a
child for the 11+, I am able to plan all the work and individualise each
child's learning style to motivate and inspire them in order that they can
reach their potential.
Carol Smedley- Teaching Support/Administration
I have taken a leading role in the assessment and planning of intervention
for children with Learning Difficulties and hold an RSA in Specific Learning
Difficulties (RSA SpLD). I have 17 years' experience as a Special Needs
Co-ordinator and teacher, and was part of the Senior Management Team in my last
setting, working alonside Cathy Clinton.
I have had many years developing new strategies, resources and ideas to
encourage better retention of information and have worked with a range of pupils
and adults, demonstrating a variety of particular learning styles and needs. In
our classes, each pupil will demonstrate their own strengths and weaknesses, and
I am able to focus support on their individual learning styles and create
strategies to improve pupils' ability to recall and process information more
quickly. I am delighted to form a partnership with Cathy Clinton and to be
involved and help implement the exciting and innovative curriculum she has
developed for the children.